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    Emerson Spice

    Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    Overview
    • Excellent84%
    • Very good11%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
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    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
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    Rooftop Bar
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    Rooftop Terrace
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    151 - 155 of 458 reviews

    Reviewed 16 March 2015

    We were only there for dinner. The food was delicious, the best on our trip! They also provided a guide back to the main road so we could find our way back to the hotel. Only complaint was that the meal felt rushed.... Rather sad.More

    Thank GLMCapeTown
    Response from Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 23 April 2015

    Dear GLM, Ahsante Sana! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our Daily Changing, Five Course, Seafood Based 'Taste Safari' and it 'was the best' on your Trip to Zanzibar! An escort back to one's Accommodations or Transport is all part of both Emerson Spice's and...More

    Reviewed 15 March 2015

    Stayed 2 nights and were blown away by this unique hotel with a fascinating history. The rooms are superb, the staff are amazing and the food and rooftop restaurant are amazing. The hotel is brilliantly managed. It's in the middle of Stone Town's narrow streets...More

    Thank MarklavLaptop
    Response from Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 25 April 2015

    Dear Mark, 'Ahsante Sana Rafiki!' Such a wonderful review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed the unique ambience and architecture here at Emerson Spice. A 'Grand Design' project that took some Five Years to complete, with no vehicular access to the Site, let alone heavy...More

    Reviewed 11 March 2015

    Just as pretty as the pictures. We loved our Violetta room, spacious, with a big balcony. The nokia phone in the room was really convenient to get directions around the city. Rooftop restuarant had amazing food. Breakfast in your room is a must!More

    Thank anchen_pieter
    Response from Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 27 April 2015

    Dear Pieter, Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review of Emerson Spice! The Team and I are very pleased that you enjoyed the beautiful room, "Violetta'. Conveniently located on the First Floor, along with the equally gorgeous 'Belle' Room, named after Emerson's...More

    Reviewed 4 March 2015

    Silks blowing in the breeze, yellows, blues, ceiling fans gently stir the air, each room unique and decorated according to a dream of Emerson's. Every detail attended to and a gourmet 5 course tasting menu to top it off on the roof top terrace. This...More

    Thank HananAtSea
    Response from Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 27 April 2015

    Dear Hanan, Thank you very much indeed for your 'Fantabulous' review of Emerson Spice! It's always such a pleasure to hear back from our Guests, such as yourself, who really 'Get' the unique 'Magical Spaces' that the multi talented Late Emerson Skeens created for us...More

    Reviewed 1 March 2015

    If you are in Stowntown you have to treat yourself with a dinner on the rooftop of Emerson Spice hotel :) Very good food and quality, good service from Russel and the amazing crew. Charming location and a fabulous view. You feel like you are...More

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    Response from Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson SpiceResponded 28 April 2015

    Dear Ulla, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a Rave Review of Emerson Spice! Edina, our Head Chef, and Masoud, our Head Waiter, asked me to say 'Ahsante Sana Rafiki Ulla!' for you wonderful comments about the'very good food,quality and...More

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    About
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    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$175 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Family Hotel in Stone Town
    • #1 Romantic Hotel in Stone Town
    • #5 Business Hotel in Stone Town
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
    • Location
    • Tanzania >
    • Zanzibar Archipelago >
    • Zanzibar Island >
    • Zanzibar City >
    • Stone Town
    • Also Known As
    • Emerson Spice Hotel Stone Town ,
    • Emerson Spice Stone Town, Zanzibar Island
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    stushy2016
    3 August 2017|
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    Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
    Our Guest' Valuables are kept in a locked wallet in our main Reception Safe. Hair Driers are available on request. We hope to welcome you!
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    Gunjan G
    26 May 2017|
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    Response from 8,340 | Reviewed this property |
    I think there are no public beaches in Stone Town
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    Gunjan G
    26 May 2017|
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    Response from ejgCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
    Emerson spice is in stone town so I would not consider it a beach hotel. There is no pool. You can go later to the beach--but you should definitely spend a day or two in Stonetown
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    Room Tips
    "Every room is individual - we loved being on a high floor for the views."
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    "Choose your favourite opera, silver screen goddess or look at the photographs on the website - all the rooms..."
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    "Look carefuly on their website to find your perfect match. All the rooms are different from each other."
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    "Violetta is on the first floor and is beautiful with a huge wrap around balcony."
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